Moonchild

The wisewoman grimaced at the sight of the gore-covered little thing. It was bald like an egg, and her black shifty eyes seemed to have figured out the meaning of existence.

“A perky one,” she said, handing the babe to the tightlipped father.

The mother studied the babe, and then smirked at the father. No words passed between the couple, but the silence spoke in wisewoman’s head: You’ve spawned another of your kind, witch; there are seven of you now, and only one of me.

The wisewoman didn’t like the look on the father’s face. There was a shine in his eyes that could have been the dawning of tears, but his kind didn’t cry much—it was probably dammed viciousness. She stood in front of the trio, and extended her arms for the babe. “I’ll wash her off for ye,” she said.

The witch’s spawn snarled at the wisewoman, and let out a howl.

The father snatched the little beast, faced the full moon that beamed through the window, and accompanied his blood in a midnight Spring Equinox howl.

Moonchild, the wisewoman thought as she left the room.

21 comments:

  1. Aw, I like this, touching. =)

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  2. Magaly,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such warm comments.
    Hope to see you again soon.
    Have a sunshine day!
    Michele

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  3. John - It was a treat to write. The moon was just so HUGE and inviting that I couldn't help myself. I wanted to howl at it ;-)

    Nook & Cranny - Ditto.

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  4. Beautifully told! We all need to howl a little more.

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  5. lovely blog!
    happy spring
    Rosa

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  6. Mina - Funny, I just received two emails. One from a person who told he and his dog would sit out on the porch and howl at the full moon (no joke) and the other was a wonderful picture of the full moon, which I must share one of these days. It's breathtaking.

    Bikim - Gracias! Same to you ;-)

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  7. Very lovely!! I have howled at the moon before, it is very fun...Just gotta watch when your neighbours' dogs start howling back hehe

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  8. Sweet!!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. Lilac SilverFox - Dogs do indeed lol

    SueAnn - Gracias!

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  10. lol I enjoyed reading this!!

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  11. Bella - So good to see you here!

    Domestic Witch - I'm very glad you did.

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  12. He and his daughter have something in common...they'll howl together...good..

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  13. She'll probably get a bit hairier too lol

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  14. He and his daughter have something in common...they'll howl together...good..

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  15. Sweet!!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  16. lovely blog!
    happy spring
    Rosa

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  17. A promising beginning.

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